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social assistance

n. Canadian
Social security.

social assistance

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a former name for social security
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Noun1.social assistance - benefits paid to bring incomes up to minimum levels established by law
social insurance - government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Thus, where persons who are granted social assistance benefits get employed or return to their job, resume professional activities or start an activity on their own, they may benefit, where appropriate, under the conditions laid down in the special laws, from:
Bulgaria's Ministry of Labor and Social Policy mulls introducing a services based social assistance program in the place of social benefits.
Hanan Kamal, emphasized that the Ministry of Social Development provides social assistance in compliance with the Social Security Law No.
There are many vulnerable groups, including women and informal sector workers, who can`t access unemployment, health or other social insurance but are also not poor enough to be eligible for social assistance such as cash transfers,` said Bart Edes,, Director in ADB Regional and Sustainable Development Department, on the release of the study.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (HCNN) -- From cash transfers to the elderly and disabled, to hot meals and subsidies for students and farmers, the Government of Haiti has launched the largest and most structured social assistance program ever implemented in this impoverished Caribbean country.
The briefing followed the submission of the Task Force Report on National Social Assistance Programme headed by Dr Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission to the Minister," he told media here.
The report argues that social assistance in the MENA region is rarely successful in targeting and helping the poorest people in society.
This article is the first in a two-part series on social assistance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region based on data collected for the forthcoming World Bank MENA flagship report, "Inclusion and Resilience: The Way Forward for Social Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa.
4) However, the more concerning aspects of both the federal and the provincial budgets relate to cutbacks in welfare programs and other areas directly relevant to improving SDH and health equity, especially housing, education, and social assistance programs.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa issued orders to develop the social assistance system and put forward criteria to guarantee that aid reaches poor families and meets their basic needs more effectively and accurately.
The Premier issued orders to develop the social assistance system and put forward criteria to guarantee that aid reaches poor families and meets their basic needs more effectively and accurately.
NISHNAWBE ASKI NATIONS have joined other organizations to oppose changes to social assistance programs in the new provincial budget for 2012.